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November 13, 2014
FEMP/DOT team members accepting award at the GreenGov Presidential Award Ceremony. | Photo credit U.S. ACE.
DOE Federal Efficiency Program Wins GreenGov Dream Team Award

The White House Council on Environmental Quality’s GreenGov Presidential Awards honor federal, civilian, and military personnel as well as agency...

November 7, 2014
Veterans take a training at Oak Ridge National Laboratory's Manufacturing Demonstration Facility. | Photo credit: ORAU.
Leveraging Veteran Talent: The Opportunity for the Clean Energy Industry

As clean energy industries scale and grow, companies are uniquely positioned to recruit and harness the technical skills and intangible traits of...

November 6, 2014
FEMP and Department of Transportation Partnership Wins GreenGov Award
Members of FEMP's staff were recognized with a GreenGov Presidential Green Team Award for work done in partnership with the Department of Transport...
November 4, 2014
FEMP Offers New Training on Photovoltaic Operations and Maintenance Best Practices
FEMP will present O&M Best Practices for Small Scale PV Systems, a live First Thursday Seminar on December 4, 2014, from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.
October 29, 2014
Deadline to Review Draft M&V Guidelines Extended to December 1

FEMP is extending its request for public comment on the draft M&V Guidelines: Measurement and Verification for Federal Energy Projects (Version...

October 21, 2014
Energy Department and GSA Assist in Capital Solar Challenge Industry Day
The Energy Department and GSA are charged with assisting agencies in leading the Capital Solar Challenge with the goal of developing solar renewabl...
October 10, 2014
Energy Department Issues Green Building Certification System Final Rule to Support Increased Energy Measurement and Efficient Building D...

Supporting the Obama Administration’s goal to reduce carbon emissions and protect the environment, the Energy Department is pursuing a suite of...

September 22, 2014
Energy Department Announces $5 Million to Develop Clean Energy Projects at Federal Facilities

The Energy Department today announced $5 million in funding for nine projects that will advance the development of combined heat and power (CHP)...

September 19, 2014
Departments of the Navy, Energy and Agriculture Invest in Construction of Three Biorefineries to Produce Drop-In Biofuel for Military

As part of a 2011 Presidential directive, the Departments of Navy, Energy, and Agriculture announced today that three companies have been awarded...

August 28, 2014
FEMP Offers Training on the Five Phases to Success for ESPCs
FEMP presents its latest e-Training core course, ESPCs: Five Phases to Success. This online class provides an introduction to the fundamentals of a...
August 21, 2014
FEMP Announces New Utilities Offering UESCs
FEMP is pleased to announce four new utilities now offering Utility Energy Service Contracts (UESCs) to their Federal customers.
August 15, 2014
FEMP Launches New Technical Assistance Request Portal
FEMP recently launched a new technical assistance request portal, which allows Federal agencies to submit and track requests for assistance for ren...
July 18, 2014
EPA Launches 2014 National Building Competition
Let the battle begin! The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in mid-July launched the 2014 National Building Competition.
June 10, 2014
DOE Announces Webinars on Algal Biofuels Consortium Research Results, Solar Energy Maps, and More

EERE offers webinars to the public on a range of subjects, from adopting the latest energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies, to...

May 29, 2014
DOE Announces Webinars on Energy Efficiency Expert Evaluations, the Better Buildings Challenge and More

EERE offers webinars to the public on a range of subjects, from adopting the latest energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies, to...

May 22, 2014
FEMP Offers New eTraining Core Course on Fundamentals of Life Cycle Costing for Energy Conservation
FEMP presents a new training course that providing skills to improve federal economic-based decision making.
May 22, 2014
DOE Announces Webinars on Genetically Modified Algae, NREL’s Fuel Cell Contaminant Database, and More

EERE offers webinars to the public on a range of subjects, from adopting the latest energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies to training...

May 15, 2014
Excellence in Energy Awards: Military Academies Leading by Example
Federal Energy Management Program honors military academies with DOE Excellence in Energy Award for innovative capstone engineering design projects...
May 13, 2014
President Obama Announces Commitments and Executive Actions to Advance Solar Deployment and Energy Efficiency
On May 9, 2014, President Obama announced more than 300 private and public sector commitments to create jobs and cut carbon pollution by advancing ...
May 8, 2014
New Course Teaches Best Practices for Water Management for Federal Facilities
FEMP now offers Best Practices for Comprehensive Water Management for Federal Facilities, a new e-Training core course providing skills to increase...
May 8, 2014
DOE Announces Webinars on Top Solar Tools, Building Energy Optimization Tool Training, and More
EERE offers webinars to the public on a range of subjects, from adopting the latest energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies to training...
May 1, 2014
DOE Announces Webinars on Climate Change Impacts and Indian Country, the Federal Utility Partnership Working Group Seminar, and More
EERE offers webinars to the public on a range of subjects, from adopting the latest energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies to training...
April 25, 2014
FEMP Offers Training on Distributed-Scale Renewable Energy Projects: From Planning to Project Closeout
The course focuses on the planning and implementation of distributed-scale renewable energy projects, which are smaller than 10 megawatts.
April 11, 2014
FEMP Offers Training on Energy Efficiency Expert Evaluations
FEMP is presenting Energy Efficiency Expert Evaluations: A Customized Assessment Approach, a First Thursday Seminar, on June 5, 2014.
April 11, 2014
FEMP Updates Product Energy-Efficiency Requirements
FEMP updated energy-efficiency requirements for Federal procurement of commercial boilers, water-cooled ice machines, and industrial (high/low bay)...